Coordinator Occupational Therapist 4 - Foundry Granville

REQ: 
PHC21-127261
Work Area: 
Foundry Vancouver Granville Clinic: 1260 Granville St
Base Site: 
ICY Clinic Granville Street
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Apr 12, 2022 or return of incumbent
FTE: 
1.00
Wage: 
$43.05-53.62
Job Category: 
Therapy & Rehab Services
Category: 
Community
Mental Health
Hours: 
0830-1630

Foundry Granville delivers a health experience for youth from ages 12 to 24 by providing access to primary care, mental health and substance use services, psychosocial rehab supports, peer support, and recreational activities. Based out of the Foundry Centre Granville Street between Davie and Drake, the centre welcomes walk-ins on weekdays. If you are excited about empowering youth to create stability, restoring their sense of self and belonging, and guiding them on a path to thrive this opportunity is perfect for you! To learn more about Foundry and the services and care we provide: https://foundrybc.ca/

Summary

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.
Reporting to the Operations Leader, Inner City Youth Program (ICYP), and receiving professional practice guidance from the Professional Practice Leader (PPL), Occupational Therapy, the position oversees the seamless delivery of psychosocial rehabilitation and peer support services for Inner City Youth Program. Along with coordinating the day-to-day operations of OT services within ICYP, the position assists with human resource planning, supervises designated non-paramedical staff, schedules and coordinates work assignments, establishes priorities and problem-solves. Identifies learning needs and interests of staff, conducts performance evaluations, provides formal feedback and supports team education and program orientation for new staff. Interprets, implements, and monitors policies, procedures, and standards related to client care. The Coordinator works as part of an interdisciplinary team to maintain optimal health outcomes for youth and young adults facing mental health and substance use. Performs assessments on client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach; plans, develops and implements outcome oriented psychosocial rehabilitation interventions for clients; evaluates the effectiveness of the services; prepares and maintains records; participates in team/program meetings, quality improvement initiatives, and interdisciplinary research; and demonstrates safe and effective resource utilization and quality management. Collaborates with family members/significant others, inter-disciplinary team members, educational resources, community partners and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory and practice within a client and family psychosocial rehabilitation centred model of care. 
  • Broad knowledge of the COTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy standardised tests and measures, including vocational assessment/educational. 
  • Broad knowledge of community resources and other health care disciplines and their role in client care. 
  • Broad knowledge of psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders and related evidence-based treatment practices. 
  • Broad knowledge of attachment and self-regulation theory and strategies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and mentor staff, students and/or volunteers.. 
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and write clinical protocols and guidelines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective facilitation and consultation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict and client crisis. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate and modify rehabilitation programs/services, and to plan and deliver in-services to individuals and groups. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct functional and specialized OT assessments. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population and ability to establish rapport with multi-barrier youth/young adults. 
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including computer skills with the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system. 
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 

Education

  • Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and four (4) years’ recent related experience working with youth and young adults with mental health and substance use issues in a community health setting.
  • Previous supervisory and administrative experience an asset. Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle

Duties
Oversees and coordinates the daily operations and clinical services offered by the Inner City Youth Program as they relate to psychosocial rehabilitation services. Provides leadership to the ICY staff within the program by performing duties such as supervising, scheduling and coordinating work assignments, establishing priorities, and providing critical input on employee performance. 

Acts as a positive role model for staff by using appropriate and effective communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution methods. Provides specific direction to staff regarding strategic initiatives for the program. Participates in the development of the operational and capital budget by making recommendations to Operations Leader 

Assists the Operations Leader with planning implementing and evaluating service delivery for designated client area through methods such as identifying service gaps or recommending changes to improve service delivery. 

Develops, reviews, revises and provides input into policies and procedures and related work practices to ensure clinical and organizational standards regarding safety, security, confidentiality and clinical care are adhered to. Assumes accountability for ensuring organizational policies and procedures are followed, changing working practices where required. 

Monitors and evaluates outcomes of therapeutic services; provides a forum for staff communication and problem solving through staff meetings and makes recommendations regarding service delivery changes or new initiatives. 

In collaboration with Operations Leader, participates in human resource planning by identifying vacancies, assisting with recruitment, selection and training of new employees and providing feedback on staff performance and identifying education and orientation needs of staff. Identifies and provides input on basic disciplinary issues or refers matters back to Leader as required. 

In conjunction with the Operations Leader and PPL, supports the student fieldwork experience program by accommodating placements and providing orientation. 

Assesses clients’ occupational performance issues, goals, interests, needs, safety and environmental supports and resources by utilizing recognized/applicable formal and informal occupational therapy, psychiatric rehabilitation, and/or physical assessments; reviewing records, gathering information relevant to the situation, interviewing the client, and determining suitability of services. 

Plans outcome-oriented occupational therapy services by collaborating with the client, caregivers/family and other health care providers; identifying client and therapist expectations for service and defining an approach and focus for service; establishing and prioritizing expected outcomes; discussing service implementation options; and determining resources and duration of service to meet identified client goals. 

Implements occupational therapy services utilizing diverse intervention approaches by carrying out the plan, engaging the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals, assessing and modifying the implementation, and identifying completion criteria to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential. Acts as a group leader/co-leader in the provision of groups to meet the rehabilitation and psycho-educational needs of clients in the areas of personal life, leisure, education and work; and by supporting case managers with clients. 

Provides education and counselling to clients/families regarding the functional and rehabilitation issues of clients in the areas of personal life, leisure, education and work; and provides information and guidance to caregivers, services providers, school staff and other community agencies. 

Evaluates occupational therapy services, including quality and outcomes, in collaboration with the client and family in keeping with the client’s goals by determining the purpose, method and criteria of the evaluation, implementing the evaluation, and analyzing and interpreting results to utilize results for service delivery and future planning of occupational therapy services. 

Collaborates with interdisciplinary staff, health care professionals, school staff, clients/families/caregivers and other community resources in the identification and resolution of client/family/caregiver care issues, revision or termination of services, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas, and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other services providers, as appropriate. 

Assists Leader, in the direction of the Program and delivery of service by providing input into the resource needs and service delivery model. Participates in the development of the operational and capital budget by making recommendations to the Leader. 

Implements therapeutic volunteer programs according to PHC policies and procedures, by methods such as assisting individual clients to access and maintain therapeutic volunteer placements, and coordinating the monitoring and review of recipients receiving therapeutic volunteer programs. 

Maintains a variety of records including client files by gathering information, entering data into computerized databases and/or documenting information into approved formats according to the College of Occupational Therapists of BC practice standards. Notes client’s progress, changes to treatment plan, and records test/treatment results to provide evidence and rationale that support assessment findings and intervention plan. Compiles statistics on workload activities and summarizing information into written reports as requested. 

Participates in team/program activities required to enhance and optimize the delivery of care and to facilitate evidence-based practice. Promotes quality management principles for team/program operations, identifies processes/procedures that require improvement, and drafts/revises guidelines, policies and procedures for review. 

Participates on committees as directed to promote optimal support for clients, to facilitate the resolution of issues, to represent the rehabilitation goals on regional committees, and to advocate for the goals and objectives of the team/program. 

Participates in approved occupational therapy and interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with designated personnel/team and other health care professionals, through methods such as collecting data, summarizing information, and/or providing verbal updates for review and further analysis by principal researcher, research team and/or project coordinator. 

Maintains and updates own clinical knowledge within area of practice, and develops a plan in collaboration with designated personnel/team for professional development. Reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames. 

Performs other related duties as required.